Labor Market Information

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Employment Conditions Snapshot

This page provides a quick glimpse of the Hillsborough County and Tampa Bay area employment conditions.

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Current Market Information

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted) - March 2015 (most recent available)
United States: 5.6%
Florida: 5.5%
Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater MSA: 5.3%
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): 5.1%

The metro area gained 34,500 jobs over the year, led by leisure and hospitality (+11,000 jobs). Other major industries gaining jobs included education and health services (+7,800 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (+7,300 jobs); professional and business services (+2,500 jobs); government and mining, logging and construction (both +2,200 jobs); financial activities and other services (both +700 jobs); and information (+100 jobs). Manufacturing remained unchanged in the metro area. The metro area’s over‐the‐year growth rate in leisure and hospitality (+7.9 percent); and government (+1.4 percent); were stronger than the statewide growth rates in these industries. Information was up in the metro area but lost jobs statewide. 

In March, the Tampa‐St. Petersburg‐Clearwater metro area led all metro areas in Florida in over the year job gains in government.

Average Annual Wage - 2013 (most recent available)

Florida: $43,651
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): $47,410

Click here for a detailed report on industries showing growth or declines in jobs, population totals and other information specific to Hillsborough County.